Bio means life and Kinetics means movement, so in short, Biokinetics means “Life through movement”. 

Its primary function is to improve physical functioning and health care through exercise as a modality. 

A Biokineticist is a clinical exercise specialist who can improve your overall health and wellbeing by conducting a physical examination, evaluating your strengths and weaknesses, and prescribing an exercise regime. 

Here’s a list of just some areas of expertise that a biokineticist can help you with: 


Body posture analysis


Body composition


Blood pressure


Heart rate




Muscle strength










Exercise testing for athletes


Prevention and management of certain injuries


Prevention and management chronic diseases

Such as lung and heart disease, cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis

Sport has been a massive influence in my life for as long as I can remember, from swimming in the South African and Gauteng squad to doing cross country, hockey, dancing and triathlon, sport injuries and movement patterns within the disciplines have given me an edge to my career. I qualified with a Biokinetics Honours degree and an undergrad in Sports Psychology from the University of Johannesburg. After which I completed my internship and caried on as a qualified Biokineticist at Dr Jon Patricios’s Morningside Mediclinic Sports Centre. Treating patients that varied from the Kaizer Chiefs Functional Movement testing, Qhubeka cyclist strength testing, Lions and St John’s school rugby concussion/MCU testing, U-Turn chronic disease management program to your everyday post-operative rehabilitation. I then moved on to work in the corporate aspect of Biokinetics at FNB and Nedbank doing Wellness programs and everyday lower back pain and headaches. I then moved on to a Wellness centre in Bryanston, working with a multidisciplinary team and doing presentations alongside. I am the resident Bio for the Catch me if you can running group and do Wellness days for brokers and companies. Last year I opened up my own practice at Core Studios and work part time at Exec Care doing Executive medicals.

**Biokinetics can also be covered by medical aid depending on which scheme you are on.

Biokineticists at Core Studios

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Samantha Marshall

Samantha Marshall

Biokineticist, Sports Massage

I qualified with a Biokinetics Honours degree from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). I specialize in treating Chronic and Orthopaedic patients, but am also qualified in sports massage and kinesiotaping.

Services overview

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Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. 


Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact exercises using specialised equipment. 


Biokinetics is an exercise therapy profession that exclusively prescribes individulaised exercise and physical activity for rehabilitation and promotion of health and quality of life.


Yoga is an ancient practice that may have originated in India. It involves movement, meditation, and breathing techniques to promote mental and physical well-being.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a targeted massage approach that focuses on specific areas of the body that are in need of healing or relief.

Modern Dance

Modern dance is a broad genre of western concert or theatrical dance which included dance styles such as ballet, folk, ethnic, religious, and social dancing.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop dance is a fusion dance genre that incorporates elements of popping, locking, breaking, jazz, ballet, tap dancing and other styles.

Take care of your mind, your body will thank you.

Take care of your body, your mind will thank you.

-Debbie Hampton